Elvic Kongolo is based in Oslo, Norway and creates music inspired by his Congolese heritage. Blending Congolese rhythms with American funk influences, Elvic sings in English, Lingala, French, and Norwegian, though his commitments to music has been tested rigorously since arriving in Norway. Initially wanting to become a musician, he was convinced by his family to study instead, a decision which had disastrous consequences, ultimately finding Elvic reduced to living on the streets. Through the help of others and a burning desire to spread joy through his music, he has found himself performing in front of large audiences thanks to his energetic stage show which has elements of the frenzied performances of James Brown, Fela Kuti and Little Richard.
His new track ‘Our Story’ which is set to release on the 2nd of February 2020 is a strong but gentle reminder that we often find happiness by remembering what we have in common with other people, not what divides us. Kongolo notes that the song for him represents a beautiful relationship between two people whose love could not last due to obstacles in their way. To get an insight into Kongolo’s passion-filled new track you can watch a short teaser of the track below:
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